Dread curses are powerful and pernicious curses, usually laid on a place to magically punish those who intrude. The effects of a dread curse are pervasive. Such curses are very difficult to cure, and only priests very skilled in the healing art can successfully remove a dread curse.
"All you try, you will fail at. Every footstep will be heavy. Every breath will be hard." --- Dahris-Bok